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Sephiroth1288
03/26/17 10:07:09 AM
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http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/02/light-skinned-privilege/

Not content to unite against just one racial oppressor, SJWs are now beginning to divide people within the "marginalized groups" they claim they support

consider this “close call” a white friend and I had with the police as truant high-schoolers.

We had been smoking pot in a public space, and the white officer was responding to a report. I was terrified. But he gave us a brief lecture, smashed my pipe on the pavement, took our information, and let us go.

I know how the police would have responded to this call had it involved two of my darker skinned brothers. I have seen it. I have seen them stopped for no reason aside from their complexion, questioned with their backs against the wall and their hands up.


^ Couldn't be that the police officer was just not a racist. And it also couldn't be that her brothers were stopped for a reason and she's using them as justification for this article.

I recently wrote about recognizing our privilege as members of marginalized communities. I spoke about how, although I belong to an oppressed racial group as a Black person, I often benefit from my light skin in many spaces.

Clearly, being born with lighter skin was not something that I chose (just as being born white was not something those benefiting from white privilege chose), but I must recognize how I am privileged within my own community of folks.

For other light-skinned folks – this shit is messy, and I’m asking you to hold some really complicated (and sometimes contradictory) concepts!

It is true that “team light skin” and “team dark skin” is bullshit. It is true that it can really hurt to have the core our identity questioned by our own people. It is true that we are also impacted by the effects of racism and other forms of oppression.

And it is also true that we are given unfair privilege in all Black and all people or color spaces, and in greater US society, and we need to be aware of that.


Yup, you heard it here from Everydayfeminism, folks. Check your privilege, light-skinned minorities.
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Monolith1676
03/26/17 10:12:30 AM
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I just woke up and I want a do over on today.
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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:13:19 AM
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That site has to be controlled opposition or something. How can something that bad unironically exist.
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buttsncoconuts
03/26/17 10:13:31 AM
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um its been a thing...
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Iodine
03/26/17 10:17:25 AM
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buttsncoconuts posted...
um its been a thing...

IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A THING SINCE SLAVERY ENDED.

I swear to God Mal is worthless shit-poster.
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Metua
03/26/17 10:18:12 AM
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MegaTech
03/26/17 10:18:45 AM
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buttsncoconuts posted...
um its been a thing...

This. The whole dark ***** vs light ***** thing has been around forever. Each with their own stereotypes
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Neoconkers
03/26/17 10:20:26 AM
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oppression olympics
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Iodine
03/26/17 10:20:57 AM
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Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.
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StarReaper13
03/26/17 10:21:32 AM
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Well then.
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3rd_Best_Master
03/26/17 10:24:08 AM
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Mal_Fet discovered 8th grade social studies.
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Sephiroth1288
03/26/17 10:24:32 AM
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Iodine posted...
Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills

Before this morning I have never once seen or heard the word "colorism"
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CrimsonRage
03/26/17 10:25:56 AM
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Iodine posted...
Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.


Nope, colorism exists among white people as well. Just look at the recent Mass Effect Andromeda controversy. Couldn't make Nordic pale white skinned characters so this became "YOU CAN'T MAKE WHITE CHARACTERS!" despite every other shade of white people being available in the CC. As an Italian, that was total bullshit to me.
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ImAMarvel
03/26/17 10:25:58 AM
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Colorism has been a thing since fucking forever. Goddamn, you people really are ignorant, aren't you?

Get fucking educated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrimination_based_on_skin_color
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CrimsonRage
03/26/17 10:28:21 AM
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ImAMarvel posted...
Goddamn, you people really are ignorant, aren't you?


Not people, just Mal.
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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:29:09 AM
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I realize this is a shitty mal_fet topic, but you do realize he has a point about the bullshit infighting?
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Solar_Crimson
03/26/17 10:32:26 AM
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MegaTech posted...
buttsncoconuts posted...
um its been a thing...

This. The whole dark ***** vs light ***** thing has been around forever. Each with their own stereotypes

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Iodine
03/26/17 10:33:17 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
I realize this is a shitty mal_fet topic, but you do realize he has a point about the bullshit infighting?

So you decided to ignore the fact that lighter skinned people are viewed more favorably and treated than their darker skinned counter parts. Black people weren't the ones who created this.
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fire810
03/26/17 10:33:19 AM
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Clearly, being born with lighter skin was not something that I chose (just as being born white was not something those benefiting from white privilege chose), but I must recognize how I am privileged within my own community of folks.


what kind of lunatic, marbles-in-the-ass mentality is this? How the hell do people get like this?
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Sephiroth1288
03/26/17 10:33:33 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
I realize this is a shitty mal_fet topic, but you do realize he has a point about the bullshit infighting?

I gotta a admit, I was kind of blindsided on this one. I genuinely didn't believe these sorts of toxic ideas within the black community was a real thing.
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prettyprincess
03/26/17 10:33:52 AM
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what is there even to contest there besides the assumption that specific police would have reacted differently based on the actions of other police

the beauty standard aspect of it has been noted for quite some time even in mainstream media, so idk what part is news to you
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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:34:43 AM
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Iodine posted...
So you decided to ignore the fact that lighter skinned people are viewed more favorably and treated than their darker skinned counter parts. Black people weren't the ones who created this.

Ah yes, always an excuse for infighting. Blame the white people.
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CrimsonRage
03/26/17 10:35:30 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
I realize this is a shitty mal_fet topic, but you do realize he has a point about the bullshit infighting?


This infighting has been around forever, it's not some new SJW thing like Mal is acting like it is.
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CrimsonRage
03/26/17 10:36:03 AM
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Sephiroth1288 posted...
foreveraIone posted...
I realize this is a shitty mal_fet topic, but you do realize he has a point about the bullshit infighting?

I gotta a admit, I was kind of blindsided on this one. I genuinely didn't believe these sorts of toxic ideas within the black community was a real thing.


Have you never watched a Spike Lee movie
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Iodine
03/26/17 10:36:41 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
Iodine posted...
So you decided to ignore the fact that lighter skinned people are viewed more favorably and treated than their darker skinned counter parts. Black people weren't the ones who created this.

Ah yes, always an excuse for infighting. Blame the white people.

Umm yeah it is white people's fault in this case. They are the ones who literally created colorism divide among blacks. Paper Bag Test ring any bells?
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Sephiroth1288
03/26/17 10:36:46 AM
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prettyprincess posted...
the beauty standard aspect of it has been noted for quite some time even in mainstream media, so idk what part is news to you

A beauty standard is a really different thing from privilege though it seems

Can you imagine a white person talking to an SJW and saying "I don't have white privilege, because I'm not attractive"
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prettyprincess
03/26/17 10:38:01 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
an excuse for infighting

idk how much it was excused
It is true that “team light skin” and “team dark skin” is bullshit. It is true that it can really hurt to have the core our identity questioned by our own people. It is true that we are also impacted by the effects of racism and other forms of oppression.

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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:38:22 AM
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Iodine posted...
Umm yeah it is white people's fault in this case. They are the ones who literally created colorism divide among blacks. Paper Bag Test ring any bells?


And how long ago was that? Can you not actually move forward instead of blaming someone else
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lilORANG
03/26/17 10:38:53 AM
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buttsncoconuts posted...
um its been a thing...

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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:39:31 AM
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prettyprincess posted...
foreveraIone posted...
an excuse for infighting

idk how much it was excused
It is true that “team light skin” and “team dark skin” is bullshit. It is true that it can really hurt to have the core our identity questioned by our own people. It is true that we are also impacted by the effects of racism and other forms of oppression.


Nah, dude, the whole concept of privilege is to cause infighting. Its part of feminist rhetoric. Oppression Olympics and otherism.
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glitteringfairy
03/26/17 10:40:03 AM
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CrimsonRage posted...
Iodine posted...
Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.


Nope, colorism exists among white people as well. Just look at the recent Mass Effect Andromeda controversy. Couldn't make Nordic pale white skinned characters so this became "YOU CAN'T MAKE WHITE CHARACTERS!" despite every other shade of white people being available in the CC. As an Italian, that was total bullshit to me.


Ah an Italian you say
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Iodine
03/26/17 10:40:29 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
Iodine posted...
Umm yeah it is white people's fault in this case. They are the ones who literally created colorism divide among blacks. Paper Bag Test ring any bells?


And how long ago was that? Can you not actually move forward instead of blaming someone else

Around the end of the civil rights era. Also the belief that white people still don't continue to favor lighter skinned blacks over their darker skinned counter parts is ridiculous.
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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:43:34 AM
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glitteringfairy posted...
CrimsonRage posted...
Iodine posted...
Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.


Nope, colorism exists among white people as well. Just look at the recent Mass Effect Andromeda controversy. Couldn't make Nordic pale white skinned characters so this became "YOU CAN'T MAKE WHITE CHARACTERS!" despite every other shade of white people being available in the CC. As an Italian, that was total bullshit to me.


Ah an Italian you say

i thought he was black.

Iodine posted...
Around the end of the civil rights era. Also the belief that white people still don't continue to favor lighter skinned blacks over their darker skinned counter parts is ridiculous.


You do realize that's not an excuse for infighting.
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RchHomieQuanChi
03/26/17 10:45:02 AM
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It's been a thing though....and this is coming from a "lighter" skinned black guy
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fire810
03/26/17 10:45:25 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
prettyprincess posted...
foreveraIone posted...
an excuse for infighting

idk how much it was excused
It is true that “team light skin” and “team dark skin” is bullshit. It is true that it can really hurt to have the core our identity questioned by our own people. It is true that we are also impacted by the effects of racism and other forms of oppression.


Nah, dude, the whole concept of privilege is to cause infighting. Its part of feminist rhetoric. Oppression Olympics and otherism.


aka identity politics

they gotta squeeze whatever money they can get out of those liberal arts degrees.
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Dathrowed1
03/26/17 10:46:35 AM
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RchHomieQuanChi posted...
It's been a thing though....and this is coming from a "lighter" skinned black guy

You know it kind of makes sense you would be considered lighter skinned.
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CrimsonRage
03/26/17 10:47:33 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
glitteringfairy posted...
CrimsonRage posted...
Iodine posted...
Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.


Nope, colorism exists among white people as well. Just look at the recent Mass Effect Andromeda controversy. Couldn't make Nordic pale white skinned characters so this became "YOU CAN'T MAKE WHITE CHARACTERS!" despite every other shade of white people being available in the CC. As an Italian, that was total bullshit to me.


Ah an Italian you say

i thought he was black.


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RchHomieQuanChi
03/26/17 10:47:39 AM
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Dathrowed1 posted...
RchHomieQuanChi posted...
It's been a thing though....and this is coming from a "lighter" skinned black guy

You know it kind of makes sense you would be considered lighter skinned.


I'm not super light skinned...I'm like somewhere in the middle, and even I'm treated better than darker skinned people.
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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:48:14 AM
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CrimsonRage posted...


do you still hate me

Oh crimson, I hate you for the quality of your shitposts. Not your skin color.
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gamepimp12
03/26/17 10:49:57 AM
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Who the hell called colorism light skin privilege

And colorism is very much so a thing, especially for women
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glitteringfairy
03/26/17 10:50:15 AM
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foreveraIone posted...
CrimsonRage posted...


do you still hate me

Oh crimson, I hate you for the quality of your shitposts. Not your skin color.

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DirkDiggles
03/26/17 10:50:18 AM
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Iodine posted...
Shit color-ism exists in literally every ethnic group except Caucasians.


Are you saying that all whites look alike?

Dats racist!

j/k
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RchHomieQuanChi
03/26/17 10:50:40 AM
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I like how, for once, Mal_Fet actually admitted he was wrong, but only because it put the black community at fault.
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Solar_Crimson
03/26/17 10:51:01 AM
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jeffhardyb0yz posted...
Let's not stop there! Let's go to Hispania and look at the Dominican republic, where darker Dominicans are perceived as "wild" and are even pushed over to Haitian land(DR's neighbor) where they can't stand the Haitians due to their darker tone. This has been a thing, always has been a thing and I don't know where CE has been.

This is even funnier, because if you mention that Dominicans have clear African heritage, they will bite your head off about it.
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foreveraIone
03/26/17 10:51:52 AM
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jeffhardyb0yz posted...
Like, you guys really think people just sit around and make up things in life simply because you can't identify with it. Wowzers.

gamepimp12 posted...
Who the hell called colorism light skin privilege

And colorism is very much so a thing, especially for women

Well yeah, colorism is a real thing. That's not the problem. When you label it light skin privilege and try to make it a -thing- that inherently causes infighting within a group. You see why that's problematic right?

Its divide and conquer between the black population.
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EnterTheTekken
03/26/17 10:53:08 AM
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Redbones be fine, doe.
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known2FAIL
03/26/17 10:54:28 AM
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You know you aren't black if you didn't know this
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